Wednesday, May 27, 2009

my top 10 influential blogs

Here are my picks for the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009.

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What I learned yesterday

Attended a two day course on entrepreneurship and discovered the following:

I learned that entrepreneurship is a science and and art. Science because there is a systematic way of doing things; and art because there is creativity, innovativeness and imagination to bring life to the whole endeavor.

For a newcomer like me in the field of business, it is a relief that one can learn the basics , get some preparation and prepare to venture into something that is unfamiliar. Naturally , i feel very uncomfortable. Imagine, i dont really consider myself as someone who is "business minded". It is because of this precisely, that i want to enter a field in very slow and deliberate steps.

Two days is enough to be oriented with the basics - from the person, to the project, to operations and financing. A business plan is an important tool and this we learned to make.

Secretly, I made a draft business plan and know i will implement when the right time comes around.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I am a professional counselor, trainor, and women's advocate, with strong exposure to women's issues and concerns. Currently working with the University Center for Women's Studies, University of the Philippines in Diliman Quezon City.

My primary passion is to facilitate women's empowerment through counseling and training.

Areas of interest and study are violence against women, women's and children's rights, marriage and family, gender and development, and peace work.

Have travelled to different cities like Beijing, Nepal, San Francisco, Baltimore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Zurich in the course of women's work.